Twelfth Night, Act V, Scene i, from The American Edition of Boydell's Illustrations of the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, By the most eminent artists of Great Britain, Vol. II

Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, 1727 - 1815, after William Hamilton, English, 1751 - 1801


original plate 1797; reworked and printed 1852

Engraving on paper

Plate: 19 7/16 × 24 7/8 in. (49.4 × 63.2 cm)

Sheet: 23 3/8 × 29 7/16 in. (59.4 × 74.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Lilla Willey



Shearjashub Spooner


Europe, Great Britain


19th century

Object Name




Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, lower margin, center: SHAKSPEARE. / Twelfth Night / ACT V. SCENE I. / The Street___Duke, Viola, Antonio, Officers, Olivia, Priest, & Attendants. / Publish'd Septr. [r is superscript] 29 1797 by J. & J. Boydell, at the Shakspeare Gallery. Pall Mall & No. [o is superscript] 90, Cheapside.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far left: Painted by Wm. [m is superscript] Hamilton R.A.; numbered, in plate, lower margin, far left: 34; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, left: Oli. Father, I charge thee by thy reverence, / Here to unfold (though lately we intended / To keep in darkness what occasion now / Reveals before 'tis ripe) what thou dost know / Hath newly past between this youth and me.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, right: A contract of eternal bond of love, / Confirm'd by mutual joinder of your hands. / Attested by the holy close of lips, / Strengthen'd by interchangement of your rings; / And all the ceremony of this compact / Seal'd in my function by my testimony.; inscribed, in plate, lower margin, far right: Engraved by F. Bartolozzi R.A.


Lilla Willey, Thefford Center, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.

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